Ø The chief engineer of the British post office said in 1876: “We don’t need a telephone, we
have plenty messenger boys.”
Ø In 1943, the chairman of IBM, Thomas Watson, predicted a world market for just five
Ø The chief engineer of IBM in 1968 commented about a microchip: “But what good is it for?”
Ø Gordon Moore, co founder of Intel said in 1970 that home computers would be a waste of
Ø Both Atari and Hewlett-Packard turned down the idea of a personal computer presented
by the developers of Apple and told them to go back to college.
Ø The great Bill Gates forecast in 1981 that personal computer memory of 640k should be
enough for anybody.
Culled from "How to make money out of thin air" by Brian Sher
Added by me:
The first woman Jim Ovia asked out chased him away with a pestle saying he didn't have a bank account. Lol!